Adams, Commane clash in 17th Essex Ho...

Adams, Commane clash in 17th Essex House forum

There are 13 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Oct 25, 2010, titled Adams, Commane clash in 17th Essex House forum. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

There was no love lost between Paul Adams and Patricia Commane at yesterday's debate.

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Fund raising

Sharon, MA

#1 Oct 25, 2010
Fund raising marathons are a big joke. Considering the costs of them and how little is given to charity. Think about a car given to a certain football player for his use.
basic needs only

Dracut, MA

#3 Oct 25, 2010
Social Security checks should not pay for trips to Florida, the casinos, outlet malls, lottery tickets and other extras. The money should go to basic needs like food, shelter, and utilities. The seniors I know use their social security checks as play money. Why should they get a COLA? There should be a COLA for seniors who only have social security to live on.
Countryclub Charlie

Lowell, MA

#4 Oct 25, 2010
Keep Digging Charlie

Baker calls Big Dig spending "simply amazing" and warns "draconian" measures are needed to maintain other road and bridge projects. And he recommends putting them off until after his boss, Paul Cellucci, is re-elected as governor.
Re basic needs only

Lowell, MA

#5 Oct 25, 2010
The people I know don't use their social security check " to go to Floria", etc. For 65% of seniors , social security is their ONLY income. I don't know in what circles you travel, but they are certainly not representative.

You are right though, COLA is automatic only when The CPI Index rises and it has not, we are still in a recession, except if you make over 200K a year.
Billy Oreilly

Lowell, MA

#6 Oct 25, 2010
No Billy, not all terrorists are muslims. You misspoke
Ever hear of Timithy McVeigh
re MIsspent Money

Lowell, MA

#7 Oct 25, 2010
You think the Republicans are going to give you a social security raise? If they had their way they would have eliminated the whole program; they never voted for it anyway, and privitization would have cost 4 Trillion in lost benefits , if Bush had his way.
Your 1200 check would be worth 480 bucks.

Smarten up
Goober Pyle

Carlstadt, NJ

#8 Oct 25, 2010
(basic needs only) You should be able to spend your SS check anyway you feel like it after all your money was taken out of your pay-check your hole life without giving you an option to opt out. The government used your money as they saw fit. Don't you think all SS money should have been put into a account used for only paying out benefits? Because it was used for whatever when the boomer's all retire they will have to raise the age they don't have the money plain and simple. But government works its 20 years and out they can suck the system dry for over 40 years I have a relative doing it now, retired at 55 they are 96. Why doe the private sector need to reform with the times, but not the leaches.

Stamford, CT

#9 Oct 25, 2010
not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslim!

Harvard, MA

#10 Oct 26, 2010
The Bush tax cuts at the end cost millions to lose their jobs. What gurantees do the people of this country have that jobs will be created if we are seeing nothing but greed?

San Jose, CA

#11 Oct 26, 2010
All seniors can spend their checks on what ever they want, as far as I'm concerned. They paid into it their whole lives. Now that it's time to get some of it back, so they can live, people want to tell them what they can, and can't, spend it on??!! I'm sure they don't recall getting a say, on what the government spent the money they were taking every week out of their checks, on. They earned it.

Tyngsboro, MA

#12 Oct 26, 2010
Tewksbury's new town manager says the high water/sewer bills are necessary to pay off the massive "sewering" of the entire town and also the improvements to the water lines, items that have been approved at town meetings. I never heard our elected officials telling us that water/sewer would cost 4-5 THOUSAND dollars for a summer when they were pushing us for our vote to sewer the whole town. Citizens that spoke against the project were shot down during the meetings. Those officials that pushed it should be held accountable for this!

Billerica, MA

#13 Oct 27, 2010
To Political Agenda wrote:
Get your facts straight before you speak about an issue. Bill O'Reilly is not saying all Muslims are terrorists...he's simply stating the facts. That the terrorists have all been Muslim. It's a fact you cannot deny. And building a mosque at the location of one of their biggest attacks is a slam in the face of Americans. Plain and simple. If the Muslims had any sympathy and courtesy about what happened and wanted to show themslves in a good light to the American people they would never be pushing the issue. Yet they are. Doesn't this speak volumes about how they feel?
Well said.......Most Muslims are strangely silent while their exremist brothers wage war on us simply because we are "infidels".......tak e the blinders off "Political agenda" and cut the PC bull crap

Billerica, MA

#14 Oct 27, 2010
Anoynomous wrote:
The Bush tax cuts at the end cost millions to lose their jobs. What gurantees do the people of this country have that jobs will be created if we are seeing nothing but greed?
First of all you need to take an economics cuts do not stall an economy, they stimulate it....big government and the debt they seem to love is the problem. have you seen the Obama national debt figures?....Smarten up

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